Hipoxia are a band from Spain that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays a mixture of black, doom, sludge metal and drone and this is a review of their 2018 album "Ruinae Ira, Creans Ruina eo Tempore Est -Monumentum ab Khaos II" which was released by The Way Of The Hermit.
Clean playing starts off the album along with most of the tracks being very long and epic in length while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them as well as some grim whispers also being used briefly before going into a heavier sludge metal direction and the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody.
Elements of doom metal can also be heard in some of the slower riffing while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic post metal style along with the music also bringing in a great amount of black metal influences which show up mostly in the screams and as the album progresses touches of drone, gothic rock and ambient are added onto the recording and all of the music sticks to a slower direction.
On this recording Hipoxia remains rue to their mixture of drone, black, sludge and doom metal while also adding in more post metal, goth rock and ambient elements this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording form Hipoxia and if you are a fan of drone, black, sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Purification Through Amok". 8 out of 10.